International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Case Studies | Surgery | India | Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024


Post Maxillectomy Defect Reconstruction in Post Covid Mucormycosis Patient

Dr Bharat Aggarwal | Dr. Betha Gaana Priya | Dr. Mukesh Garg | Dr. Ankit Meena | Dr. Gaurav Bajpai


Abstract: In our series of five patients with COVID - associated mucormycosis and diabetes as a risk factor, who underwent contrast - enhanced CT face with 3D reconstruction of the bony skeleton to confirm the diagnosis, they were then posted for reconstruction depending on the extent of the defect left behind. Our goal is to advocate for a single - stage reconstruction in cases of post - maxillectomy hemipalatal defect (oro - nasal defect) operated for COVID - associated rhino - maxillary mucormycosis in order to achieve a positive overall outcome in terms of quality of life, speech, deglutition, and prosthetic rehabilitation. With multiple reconstructive options available, we chose to reconstruct the complex defect in our series using a radial artery forearm free flap because it is simple, easy, reliable, thin, pliable and causes less oral cavity obstruction while taking the less amount of time as the standard options.


Keywords: COVID - associated mucormycosis, diabetes, CT face 3D reconstruction, post maxillectomy reconstruction, radial artery forearm free flap


Edition: Volume 13 Issue 1, January 2024,


Pages: 815 - 819


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